Beverley Palmer

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The use of potent broad-spectrum antibacterial agents, the increasing number of immunocompromised hosts, and the use of invasive treatment modalities have exacerbated the problems involved in the management of nosocomial fungal infection. The hospital records at a tertiary-care medical center were retrospectively reviewed in an effort to determine the(More)
The principal objective of this study was to investigate whether or not nurses' compliance with universal precautions procedures improved after the mandatory Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations were implemented in 1992. Two random samples of registered nurses and licensed practical nurses registered in Tennessee responded to survey(More)
Genome sequencing has provided snapshots of the transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) during suspected outbreaks in isolated hospital wards. Scale-up to populations is now required to establish the full potential of this technology for surveillance. We prospectively identified all individuals over a 12-month period who had at(More)
BACKGROUND As a result of the HIV epidemic, the role of the ICP has changed; acute care settings have developed a variety of policies regarding patient and health care worker (HCW) HIV testing and issues related to the HIV-infected HCW. APIC conducted a survey to determine the extent to which ICPs were involved in HCW and patient HIV testing and counseling,(More)
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